Committed Child Support Attorney Defending Lawrenceville Families
Both parents of a child are legally obligated to provide financial support for their child, whether they live together or not. We help clients in all child support matters, whether it is a component of a divorce, a dispute between two custodial parents, or if circumstances have changed and a support agreement amendment is needed.
How is Child Support Calculated?
Each state determines how much each parent must contribute to their child-rearing costs. In Georgia, support is based on an income-sharing model, which calculates both parents’ total income, as opposed to just the noncustodial parent’s income. The judge will use this information to determine how much each parent can feasibly afford to put towards childcare expenses.
Everyone Must Pay Child Support
All parents must care for their children financially, even in Georgia’s income-sharing system. If your child’s other parent is collecting unemployment or other government assistance, he or she will be required to put at least some of that money aside for child support payments. If you are not receiving child support payments that your former partner is beholden to, we can help you take legal action.